I have to admit, I’m feeling rather smug. But it helps to have some support. I logged onto the chat for the Nashville NaNoWriMo group, and that helped a lot. At midnight, we were off, ready or not. And I really wasn’t ready. I have my first three chapters mapped out in detail, but no other outline to speak of. At least I was not alone.
But that’s okay; I just bluffed my way through the Prologue and dove straight into Chapter One. I flagged a few times, but Ben forced me to go on. What’s so great about Scrivener, is that it’s easy to jot down notes as you go. So, I could note stuff like, “need six more fake Czech names,” and that sort of thing.
I also love Scrivener’s split-screen feature, so I can have my text in the top pane, and my names/places/religions spreadsheet right below it. Hopefully I won’t need it very much once I get used to all of the weird names, but for now, it’s very helpful.
Because this was relatively easy and the day has just started, I’m considering bumping my monthly goal up to 75K. I fear it smacks of hubris, and the gods might strike me down, but there are a few others going for 100K- plus, so I’m only moderately crazy.
I think I’ll see how it goes in the next few days before I commit myself.